I Hate School

Publisher: Andersen Press

Review

A deliciously wicked rhyming account of the dreadful experiences at school of young Honor Brown, where every day, she claims, she faces food poisoning, beatings, decapitation, sharks and monsters.

It is only on her final day at school that she realises that she will miss it all, and that she has exaggerated the situation somewhat!

Ross’s anarchic illustrations add immeasurably to Willis's text, with as much delight for adults who will recognise distinct echoes of schools such as St. Trinian's. Honor elaborates many of the excuses used by children to avoid school and her diatribe will provide considerable amusement and reassurance for unwilling students and their exasperated parents.

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